Skype for iPhone has been around for quite a number of years already, where we have seen updates introduced to the app over the course of time in order for it to remain fresh and relevant to users of its time. However, the latest Skype 5.0 for iPhone happens to be the most refined version to date, where it boasts of an entire range of visual finish which iOS users expect, including smooth animations as well as features that are new to Skype.

Skype 5.0 for iPhone would boast of a consistent look as well as feel in order to have it resemble those found on Windows Phone and Android platforms, never mind the fact that it has been optimized according to the iOS’s strengths. Similar to the redesigned Skype for Android app, this new version was coded from ground up in order to have it customized according to iOS’ capabilities.

Your Skype conversations will be faster and smoother than ever before, where Skype 5.0 for iPhone is touted to be more than 5 times faster compared to its predecessor. Making the transition from screen to screen is also a whole lot smoother, sporting little pops and animations to punctuate them without causing a burden on your battery life.

Group chats can now be started straight from the hub itself, and whenever you send messages or photos, fret not if your recipient is offline. Those will eventually arrive in their respective Skype accounts the moment they come online.

Your Skype conversations will also be marked as read on your iPhone (and unread if there are new messages that stream in, of course) even when you use Skype across multiple devices, ensuring that everything is properly synchronized accordingly. Do expect to see a new revamped Skype for iPad down the road. [Press Release]

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